Sports World Begins Broadcasting Virtual Events

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With all athletic events on hold, sports fans have spent the last 10 days watching old games and documentaries.

Several leagues and television networks are beginning to adjust, attempting to provide fans with live events. Kind of.

NASCAR, which has suspended its season until at least May 9 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, kicked off the new era of sports Sunday by broadcasting live iRacing on Fox Sports 1. Denny Hamlin beat out Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a virtual race at Homestead-Miami Speedway that included a 35-driver field and had some of the sport’s biggest names competing on racing simulators.

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